Community groups urged to apply for grants worth up to $100,000

The new Gambling Community Benefit (GCBF) annual ‘super round’ is now open for not-for-profit and community groups to apply for funding.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said unlike other rounds of the grants program that have grants of up to $35,000 on offer, this ‘super round’ is providing grants of up to $100,000 to go towards projects that benefit local communities across the state.

“I want our community organisations to ‘think big’ and apply for large projects that will make a real difference in their communities,” Minister Fentiman said.

“Already our grants have supported local sporting clubs in regional areas to build new facilities, domestic violence support services to reach more women and families and PCYCs to upgrade equipment.

“Local councils can also apply for a GCBF grant, either themselves or as a sponsor of a community group in their local government area.

Projects have included playgrounds, sporting field upgrades, art installations and public monuments.

In the previous round of funding, more than 440 not-for-profit community groups across the state shared in more than $10.5 million.

More information can be found at the Gambling Community Benefit Funding website.